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"Conor laminated 2 rooms for me. Fantastic job. Was professional, calm and efficient throughout. "

Lay laminate floor

£5

What's the average cost of an accountant in Edinburgh

£80 - £167

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£80

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£150

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£167

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What's included when you hire an accountant

The inclusions and process you’ll go through with your new accountant will depend on your situation and the type of accounting services you need. 

Individual tax returns

Everybody should have a reliable tax accountant to them submit their personal tax each year. It’s usually best to contact your tax agent early on in the year - ideally 2-3 months before EOFY. Not just to make sure they can fit you in, but also to get pre-tax planning advice on what you might be able to buy and write off before the year is up. 

Once you’ve found a suitable tax agent near you to do your tax return, book them in! This time of year things get really busy, so don’t leave it too late. Bring to your appointment your identification, a copy of last year’s notice of assessment, bank statements, real estate info, claimable expense receipts, payment summaries, and anything else that might be relevant. Usually, your accountant will need around 1-2 hours to prepare your tax return and may do it while you’re there during the appointment, or finish it off (with your approval) later on.

Budgeting and financial planning

Your accountant can help you create a budget or in some cases, even plan your finances. You can set up an appointment to talk about your finances, goals, income, and expenses. Then your accountant can use their tools (and years of experience) to advise you on the best steps forward. The benefit of engaging an accountant for budgeting is that they can look at your finances through the lens of what you can write off, the tax you owe, and what you might get back.

Business setup accounting

One of the first things you should do if you’re setting up a business is to engage an experienced accountant. They’ll advise you on the best business structures based on the type of business and projected income level from financial modelling. And they’ll help you feel more confident you’ve ticked the right boxes as you fill out any paperwork. Plus, your accountant can get you set up with MYOB, Xero, or another type of accounting software. 

Compliance and audits

Staying compliant is essential for businesses to avoid fines and minimise risk. But if you’re not familiar with the rules, it's easy to miss a detail or take the wrong step. Your accountant can help you with the financial reports you need or help you get your ducks in a row for an audit. During your appointment, you’ll answer a lot of different questions about the type of work you do, how you record your data, and more. Your accountant will go through a checklist to make sure you’ve covered off everything you need to operate in compliance with local and federal regulations.

BAS accounting

If you’re registered for, you’ll need to submit regular business activity statements (BAS). For most businesses, it makes sense to engage a registered BAS accountant to manage and submit your BAS. BAS agents get extra time, so if you’re in a rush to submit your BAS, you can breathe a sigh of relief when you engage a professional to take care of it. To do your BAS, your accountant will need access to your bookkeeping and accounting software to track the GST you’ve paid and collected over a 3-month period. They’ll calculate the amount you owe then submit this to the HM Revenue & Customs.

Bookkeeping

Many accountants also offer bookkeeping services or can help with your regular payroll. If you’re a small business or contractor, hiring a bookkeeper makes sense because it frees you up to serve more customers or just get back some family time. Hiring a bookkeeper means you can finally hand your shoebox of receipts or hundreds of receipt emails over someone who will know what to do with it. 

Because the inclusions vary so much between different accounting services, it’s always a good idea to check with your accountant before you start working together. Get the inclusions in writing, and if you need something specific to your situation, you can always let them know when you post your task here on Airtasker.

Airtasker has over 5 Accountants in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 5.0 stars from 3 reviews.
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Recent Accounting tasks in Edinburgh

Fix a pipe

£100

Saughtonhall, City of Edinburgh

12th Sep 2021

I need a hole in a pipe fixed. The hole is however, about 5m high up.

Shower fitted over bath tiling and shower screen

£1,000

Stenhouse, City of Edinburgh

8th Sep 2021

I need mixer taps fitted for a shower over a bath I need walls tiled around the bath on 3sides I need a shower screen fitted

Fix roman blind, mechanism not working so can't pull blind up

£10

Craiglockhart, City of Edinburgh

7th Sep 2021

I think a bit fell off the mechanism of our Roam Blind, we tired to fix it but couldn't. Don't know if it is easy to buy and fit a new mechanism or if it needs professional help? We have taken it off the wall so could bring it somewhere to be looked at or fixed.

I need bicycle assembly

£9

Blackford, City of Edinburgh

1st Sep 2021

It is a brand new Tern Verge X11 Folding Bike (2021) Gloss Chrome 20. I have also bought front and back lights, a Spurcycle Bell and a Topeak RaceRocket HP Mini Pump Black for the new bike. I need someone professional to assemble everything. I look forward to hearing from you. Hourly rate can be negotiated. Hours may vary. I would like to get this done ASAP.

Pick up IKEA mesh baskets from Edinburgh

£30

New Pentland, Midlothian

26th Aug 2021

Need to purchase and pick up and deliver x 2 IKEA baskets https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/komplement-mesh-basket-with-pull-out-rail-white-s99010986/

Hot tub 150kg over a fence

£150

Merchiston, City of Edinburgh

16th Aug 2021

Hot tub ( 160cm round and 150kg) to be delivered in 4 weeks. It needs lifted over 2 fences which are both 1.5 metres and then lifted into position around 20 metres in total distance.

Handyperson needed

£50

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

12th Aug 2021

Hey there, my name is Diane. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Edinburgh, UK. What do you need done? Installation What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Eh6 1FQ What would you like the handyperson to work on? Install a clothesline in garden

L shaped desk

£30

Slateford, City of Edinburgh

10th Sep 2021

IKEA collection for l shaped desk 170x120cm

Mot fail repairs

£250

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

7th Sep 2021

Hi my car just failed mot and would be grateful for quote re fails and separate quote rd advisories. Thanks. Donald Martin. Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (3.4 (b) (ii)) Offside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii)) Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged or deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.1.3 (g) (ii)) Offside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged or deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.1.3 (g) (ii)) Nearside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded with flexi (1.1.11 (c)) Offside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded with flexi (1.1.11 (c)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): advise(front & rear number plates deteriorating) advise(slight engine oil leak) advise(rear axle bushes deteriorating

Handyperson needed

£250

Dalry, City of Edinburgh

5th Sep 2021

Hey there, my name is Audrey. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Duff Street, Edinburgh EH11 2HG, UK. What do you need done? Repairs What is the type of property? Apartment Which areas of the property need work? Mirrored sliding wardrobes need seen to and working again What would you like the handyperson to work on? Mirrored sliding wardrobe doirs

Blind repair

£50

Fisherrow, East Lothian

1st Sep 2021

Where the pull string comes out has broken.

Sink and shower

£70

The Gyle, City of Edinburgh

21st Aug 2021

Electric shower stopped working need to fix it and need to replace wash besan top.

Assemble my front tier and checking

£20

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

14th Aug 2021

I got my bike deliverd and it was already half assembled I done the all the stuff other then the front tier I just need to assemble my front tier and need a bike overall bike check

Elica Snap air balancer

£50

Blackford, City of Edinburgh

12th Sep 2021

My Elica snap air balancer has stopped working and would like if someone could have a look for me. Thanks.

Replace cooker hood

£50

Broomhouse, City of Edinburgh

8th Sep 2021

60 cm chimney cooker hood

2 x 7kg mirrors hung

£30

Gilmerton, City of Edinburgh

7th Sep 2021

Round mirrors being hun in hall and bathroom

Replace broken Samsung 50 inch tv screen

£100

West Craigs, City of Edinburgh

4th Sep 2021

Replace broken Samsung TV screen

Lay laminate flooring in small flat

£100

South Leith, City of Edinburgh

29th Aug 2021

I need a new laminate floor laid throughout my flat. The rooms to be done are an open plan living room/kitchen, a small hallway and a small bedroom. I will purchase the laminate floor boards, I haven't got the keys to the property yet so I'm not sure what the subfloor or is like or if there is underlay. Let me know if you have any questions or ideas. Many thanks, Daniela

Handyperson needed

£50

Pilrig, City of Edinburgh

19th Aug 2021

Hey there, my name is Myra. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Cambridge Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 5DH, UK. What do you need done? Installation What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Bedroom What would you like the handyperson to work on? Installation of curtain rail

I need mobile mechanic services

£100

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

13th Aug 2021

Hiya I need a wheel bearing fitted